Warm and Creamy Bacon Dip

Makes: 4 cups; Preparation time: 10 minutes; Total time: 40 minutes.

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened

2 cups low-fat sour cream

6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

1 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese blend

1 cup chopped green onion

Toasted bread slices

Vegetables on skewers

Whole-grain crackers

Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Place the mixture in a 1-quart baking dish. Cover. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and hot.

Instead of a baking dish, you can slice about a 1-inch piece off the top of a round sourdough loaf; set the piece aside. Hollow out the loaf; cut up the bread to serve with the dip. Spoon the dip into the hollowed-out crust. Replace the top slice. Wrap the bread bowl in foil and bake in the preheated 400 F oven for 30 minutes.